Air Force: No reason to ground fleet


Posted at Dec 08 2013 11:20 AM | Updated as of Dec 08 2013 07:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Air Force sees no reason to ground its fleet despite the crash of one of its helicopters in La Paz, Leyte last Friday.

The helicopter, which was carrying relief goods for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, had plunged right in the middle of coconut trees.

All eight passengers on board survived, but the pilot and two volunteers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development were injured.

The mayor of La Paz said the accident could have been avoided if the relief goods were turned over to the local government.

“Delikado kasi doon, walang safe na landingan doon,” said La Paz Mayor Lemy Lumen. -- Report from ANC.